Angie Quaale has been working in food and hospitality for all of her working life. Working for several years in hotels & fine dining lead Angie to a career in commercial food sales specializing in menu development and retail food distribution. The definite need for a gourmet shop in the Fraser Valley encouraged Angie to open Well Seasoned in 2004 and now they carry thousands of products from around the world and most importantly from right here in our back yard. Well Seasoned is thrilled to celebrate the bounty of BC – we proudly support local artisan food producers and offer their wares for sale here.
Angie is the Past President of the BC chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, a Past-Board Member of the Pacific Northwest BBQ Association and is the Past President of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. She is the Past Chair of Tourism Langley, Past-Chair & a founding board member of the Langley Community Farmers Market. Most recently, Angie was incredibly honoured to be awarded the very prestigious, George Preston Memorial Business Person of the Year Award by the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. She has also been recognized by Women’s Enterprise Centre as one of BC’s 100 New Pioneer Women Entrepreneurs 2008. In 2006 Angie was recognized by the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce as the Entrepreneur of the Year and in 2007 as the Small Business of the Year. Angie LOVES the work she has the opportunity to do every day and the fantastic people she gets to do it with. Angie is a proud, Elected Councillor in the Township of Langley. If you're looking to connect with Angie, please visit her Facebook page.
Corinne was born and raised in Calgary, AB where she learned an appreciation for food while growing up. Her Dad always said, “You have to try it at least once. If you don’t like it you don’t have to finish it but you have to at least give it a try.” Of course as a kid this was often a painful process but as an adult she now appreciates how it has developed her palette and her willingness for trying all kinds of different food. It especially served her well during her extensive travels around the world where the local cuisine is always a memorable part of the travel experience. It was Corinne’s love for travel that initially lead her to start her working life in the travel industry. After moving to the Vancouver area she progressed into an at home sales career while raising her daughter Kassandra along with hubby, BBQ Brian. She loves to encourage Brian’s passion for cooking and highly enjoys playing the food critic when he is creating something new.
Now by putting her skills and past experience together, Corinne is excited to have joined the Well Seasoned team and working with Angie to bring Culinary Tourism to the Fraser Valley. “We live in such an amazing place with so much to offer. From the fantastic local farms to the award winning wineries. Even I am blown away by the variety we have right here in our own backyard. I look forward to helping create a new culinary experience that both locals and tourists will love.”
Joanne was born and raised in Ontario. After graduating University and teaching abroad, she settled in Vancouver. Working in the hospitality industry sparked an interest in everything food..and wine! She enjoys entertaining, trying new recipes and cooking techniques and has a passion for baking and decorating. After starting a family, Joanne, her husband and 1st son moved to Langley and are proud to call this place home. As regular customers with a great appreciation for all of the unique ingredients and 'foodie' treats Well Seasoned has to offer, she was thrilled to later become a part of the WS team!
Kathrine is the tallest of the Well Seasoned team. After moving with her family to Langley from Chilliwack in 2015, Kathrine wanted to find a job that she loved and was thrilled when she became a part of the WS team! She started as an assistant in the cooking classes and can now also be found in the retail store. Even though she is still very young, she hopes to pursue the art of cooking in some way because that is what she's passionate about. From a very young age Kathrine could be found sitting on the kitchen counter beside her mother, licking the spatula and helping with whatever dish was being created. Whether it's cooking, baking, tasting or dreaming about food, Kathrine is there.
Geraldine joined the Well Seasoned team this summer and enjoys sharing her growing knowledge of all of the Well Seasoned products. She is passionate about food and feeding her family good quality, local products. You can find her working in the retail store and sometimes assisting with the cooking classes - her favourite part is learning from all of the talented chefs!
David is a past board member of the PNWBA and spends his time helping to teach classes, organizing BBQ competitions, competing and most importantly sourcing new products for CanadaQ and Well Seasoned. He takes a tremendous amount of joy in watching new teams get their first call, he is a great BBQ ambassador and wants to help you get the most out of the BBQ products you purchase at Well Seasoned.
Kay has been associated with the Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store brand on and off for the past 11 years and is proud to be part of the team as Creative Director. Kay has worked to produce a consistent brand presence for Well Seasoned both online and off and has used their extensive retail marketing background and fine arts education to blend functionality and form for this gourmet brand. If you find anything wrong or have an issue with your online experience on any of the Well Seasoned sites or social platforms, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and Kay will get right on it!
Kay is the resident nerd, is hard-of-hearing, vegetarian and proud of it. Kay works as an illustrator and gallery preparator in multiple Vancouver galleries when not drooling over Well Seasoned's selection of quinoa. https://ca.linkedin.com/in/kslater